Generating markers slowly is not good enough for speedreading. Generating markers fast requires certain level of skill. Our beginner-level student do not know how to overcome the controlled visualization speed limitations. When the students are ready, we teach them to reduce the level of control and enjoy free associations. Below are some discussions from our udemy course.
How do you make markers on the fly while speed reading? I’m just wondering, cause it takes a lot of time to make the markers but speed reading goes so fast… Do you just need enough to-go markers that you can actually assign them at this speed?
It is like free associations. Once your mind is sufficiently trained, the first association you get is your marker. Free associations are extremely fast, but you need some practice to make good associations.
Everything is slow at first, but if it does not improve with training, you need to change something. After some training mental markers should appear very fast [~100msec per marker]. It is like looking at clouds and saying “this cloud looks like a dog” or looking at a person and think “with this prolonged face and low personal hygiene he looks like a rat”. There are people who cannot generate visual association and need to use different methods. Usually this is quite rare, less than 1% of the students. If this is your case, you will need to schedule a Skype meeting with Anna to hand-pick the methodology [email to firstname.lastname@example.org].
You kind of need to generate markers as fast as you get free associations. We do not measure the speed or the time it takes you to get there as long as you can generate markers FAST. In our private one-on-one course we often ask students to remember 20 objects within 60 seconds, which includes analyzing 20 objects, building 20 mental markers and building 20 links between markers and running the full end-to-end loop at least once or twice – all of that within 60 seconds.